Posts for Bideford

Burglary at Bideford petrol station

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for information after a haul of cigarettes were stolen from the BP petrol station at Blights Garage near Bideford in the early hours of yesterday morning, Sunday 24 January. At around 2.30am two people wearing hooded tops and face masks entered the […]

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Eat out but don’t stay out this New Year

As we move towards Christmas and New Year 2020, the threat of new strains of corona virus and climbing rates of infection have seen further extensions to restrictions in other parts of the Country noticeably the South East. With a view to keeping the virus in check in Torridge, Council […]

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Flood warning – River Torridge (Lower) from Dolton to Bideford, including Taddiport and Weare Giffard

Locally heavy rainfall during Monday has caused the River Torridge to rise. It should now have peaked. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings.

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Recycling update for Torridge

From Torridge Council: 2020 has been a strange year with many ‘ups and downs’, but recycling in Torridge is certainly on the ‘up’ and that’s thanks to you! We’d like to thank everyone in Torridge for supporting the service over the last twelve months. The combined effort from our crews […]

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Spot checks to ensure Torridge businesses are Covid-secure

Torridge District Council  has announced a joint project working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in Torridge to make sure they are COVID-secure and to help contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The checks will ensure businesses are compliant with the latest government legislation and guidance […]

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Unique sculptures in Bideford welcome you …

Two further striking and unique sculptures have been unveiled in Cooper Street, Bideford depicting Sir Richard Grenville and a Salmon Fisherman and join “The Trader” and “The Cooper” celebrating various aspects of the town’s rich history. Each piece is also accompanied by a plaque explaining the historical connection.   Watching […]

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£1000 grant for ‘wet pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 1 December) announced an additional £1,000 Christmas grant for ‘wet-led pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period. Pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food have been asked to make […]

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‘Shop local’ message from Cllr Ken James

From Torridge Council: “As final preparations are made to reopen our towns, high streets and businesses on Wednesday a lot of the focus has quite rightly been on doing this safely. Business owners have been checking and implementing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 but Torridge’s track record of […]

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Closure of A39 at Abbotsham

Devon Live has reported a closure of the A39 in both directions after a two-vehicle collision. It says:   The A39 in Abbotsham, near Bideford, at the Big Sheep turn off, has closed in both directions following the accident which has take place near Clovelly Road. Roads traffic and monitoring […]

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Occupants rescued in deliberate Bideford fire

Three fire engines from Bideford, Torrington and Barnstaple were mobilised this morning following a call from a local resident who could see black smoke issuing from a first floor rear bedroom window of a semi-detached house at Tennacott Heights in Bideford. It was believed that the occupants, a mother and […]

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